For over 300 years, first gaslights and then electric lamps have been an important decorative element of Charleston's streetscape. Below is a sampling of photographs from around the Historic District:
ON RIGHT: One of a pair of streetside entranceway lamps at the S.C. Society Hall
among the largest and most ornate lamps in the city
127 King St.
lamps and arches create a visual counterpoint
Mills House Hotel
the reconstructed hotel features original detailing
37 State St.
a unique and unusual light fixture
1 Maiden Lane
lamps on the Indigo Inn
100 Wentworth St.
an entranceway lamp at Grace Church
a lone, working gaslamp on an ivy-covered wall in Lodge Alley
192 East Bay St.
gaslamps and windows
vines surround the lamp over the entrance to Gateway Walk
71 Church St.
period fixtures frame the entrance to one of the city's oldest homes
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